Scientists Engineer Dreams to Understand the Sleeping Brain
Scientists Engineer Dreams to Understand the Sleeping Brain
Technologies such as noninvasive brain stimulation and virtual reality gaming offer insights into how dreams arise and what functions they might serve.
Scientists Engineer Dreams to Understand the Sleeping Brain
Scientists Engineer Dreams to Understand the Sleeping Brain

Technologies such as noninvasive brain stimulation and virtual reality gaming offer insights into how dreams arise and what functions they might serve.

Technologies such as noninvasive brain stimulation and virtual reality gaming offer insights into how dreams arise and what functions they might serve.

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Adult-Born Neurons Strengthen Memories While Mice Sleep
Adult-Born Neurons Strengthen Memories While Mice Sleep
Ruth Williams | Jun 4, 2020
The activation of young brain cells in adult mice is necessary not just for forming memories, but consolidating them during rapid eye movement sleep, a study shows.
Ketamine Could Help Cut Alcohol Consumption by Rewiring Memory
Ketamine Could Help Cut Alcohol Consumption by Rewiring Memory
Catherine Offord | Nov 27, 2019
Preliminary findings from a clinical trial of heavy drinkers suggest that the drug can weaken certain memories tied to the reward of imbibing, although the mechanisms aren’t fully clear.
Why Forgetting Is a Critical Part of Remembering
Why Forgetting Is a Critical Part of Remembering
Hilde Østby, Ylva Østby | Oct 1, 2018
The Østby sisters, one a neuroscientist and the other a writer, explore the uncharted territory of memory in their new book.
Image of the Day: Memory Jogger
Image of the Day: Memory Jogger
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 12, 2018
Scientists can livestream how the mouse brain’s hippocampus maps the physical world and accesses those memories.  
RNA Moves a Memory From One Snail to Another
RNA Moves a Memory From One Snail to Another
Ashley Yeager | May 14, 2018
Injecting molecules from a sea slug that received tail shocks into one that didn’t made the recipient animal behave more cautiously. 
To Each His Own
To Each His Own
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2017
Every human brain is far more unique, adaptable, and vulnerable than ever suspected.
Minding the Pulse of Memory Consolidation
Minding the Pulse of Memory Consolidation
Richard Kemeny | Jul 28, 2016
Studying sleep spindles could help neuroscientists better understand certain cognitive impairments.  
Examining Sleep’s Roles in Memory and Learning
Examining Sleep’s Roles in Memory and Learning
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 13, 2016
Autonomic nervous system activity during sleep may help explain variation in the extent to which the behavior aids memory consolidation, a study shows.
Pioneering Memory Researcher Dies
Pioneering Memory Researcher Dies
Tanya Lewis | May 31, 2016
Suzanne Corkin, who studied the famous patient “H.M.,” has passed away at 79.
Learning with the Lights Out
Learning with the Lights Out
Jenny Rood | Mar 1, 2016
Researchers are uncovering the link between sleep and learning and how it changes throughout our lives.
Lost Memories Reactivated in Mice
Lost Memories Reactivated in Mice
Kerry Grens | May 29, 2015
Using optogenetics, researchers excite selected neurons to reinstate a fear memory that had been blocked.
Mauro Costa-Mattioli: Memory’s Puppeteer
Mauro Costa-Mattioli: Memory’s Puppeteer
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2015
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine. Age: 39
Probing Starling Sleep
Probing Starling Sleep
Jef Akst | Nov 18, 2014
Birds may provide a new animal model for memory consolidation during sleep, according to research presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting this week.
Fixing Fearful Memories
Fixing Fearful Memories
Abby Olena | Jan 20, 2014
Remote memories can be modified in the presence of a drug that induces epigenetic changes to DNA.
Caffeine Boosts Memory Consolidation?
Caffeine Boosts Memory Consolidation?
Tracy Vence | Jan 13, 2014
A new study purports to show that post-learning caffeine consumption can improve memory, but some scientists are not convinced.
Putting Bad Memories to Bed
Putting Bad Memories to Bed
Kate Yandell | Sep 11, 2013
Researchers selectively erase methamphetamine-related memories in mice and rats.
Watching the Brain Remember
Watching the Brain Remember
Sabrina Richards | May 16, 2013
For the first time, researchers visualize zebrafish memory retrieval in real time.
Sleep Protection
Sleep Protection
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2013
Inducing certain brain patterns extends non-REM sleep in mice.
Forgetting Drug Addiction
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 16, 2012
Researchers weaken the memories of drug use in recovering addicts.